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A year ago, Robert had his heart valve replacement surgery.

Here he is, about a month ago, at the local record store (owned by our pal Aaron).

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A carefully placed album :)
Thank goodness all went well, and is well!  I don't know what I would do without him. Thank goodness for ACA/Obamacare - if we didn't have it, he wouldn't have gone for a regular check-up (he had no real symptoms; but we had insurance and a low co-pay), and when his valve would have failed, it would have been catastrophic! We'll see what the powers-that-be replace ACA with - but I'm not feeling very hopeful. Thanks to everyone for being supportive, esp Denise who was with me all day long that very very long emotional stressful day.

And look!  The crocuses are popping up in our front yard.  It's been oddly warm for the past week.

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And a pretty sunset last week at the old reservoir in town:

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14 Comments on the cow jumped over the moon: a year ago

  • Joanne Noragon
    on February 22, 2017 | 20:11 Joanne Noragonsaid :
    "Like mothers deported, children left behind, the ACA replacement won't be pretty. "
  • Carol S.
    on February 22, 2017 | 22:18 Carol S.said :
    "Hey Joanne - It all breaks my heart.
    xo
    "
  • Vanessa
    on February 23, 2017 | 05:27 Vanessasaid :
    "Hurrah for Robert's timely treatment - glad he is doing so well following his op. And let's hope that it's only four years in the healthcare wilderness..."
  • Darla
    on February 23, 2017 | 08:37 Darlasaid :
    "So glad you had insurance when Robert needed it. I worry about the future of ACA or its replacement. Other things - I do like your crocus. Our iris have been blooming abundantly for about a month. They quickly get beaten up by the rain but we've never seen so many so early."
  • Carol S.
    on February 23, 2017 | 10:56 Carol S.said :
    "Dear Vanessa, thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, and let's hope! xoxox"
  • Carol S.
    on February 23, 2017 | 10:59 Carol S.said :
    "Hello Darla!!
    We are too! I'll be making some more phone calls today re: ACA replacement.
    The woman who owned our house before us planted a bunch of bulbs - I have added a few, but we so enjoy those little pops of purple in the late winter. And the snowdrops too!
    xox"
  • Vix
    on February 23, 2017 | 17:17 Vixsaid :
    "That year flew by! Robert's looking wonderfully well.
    Goodness knows what I'd have done with my hip without the NHS - I'd be in a wheelchair now. xxx"
  • peppylady (Dora)
    on February 24, 2017 | 00:01 peppylady (Dora)said :
    "ACA sure been blessing. I worry what the republican will replace it. I would like to see a one payer system...Although when I say a one payer system I'mnot looking for a free ride either.
    Coffee is on"
  • Connie
    on February 24, 2017 | 19:25 Conniesaid :
    "What a handsome healthy man!!! Honestly, this whole health care thing is so scary. I have a pre-existing condition. If I needed to change insurance I don't think I could afford it. And health care is just ONE of the causes we need to worry about. Yoiks! I'm stressing myself out, yet again!!! I am hopeful that there are enough like-minded, kind, intelligent people like YOU out there that are going to help us all make certain that things stay good. We have work to do, my friend. XXOO"
  • Carol S.
    on February 25, 2017 | 08:14 Carol S.said :
    "Hello and thanks, Vix!
    We're concerned over here about what will happen with our health care.
    Happy you're not in a wheelchair! xox"
  • Carol S.
    on February 25, 2017 | 08:16 Carol S.said :
    "It sure has, Dora. Esp being able to get decent insurance w/a pre-existing condition, and no limits on coverage.
    "
  • Carol S.
    on February 25, 2017 | 08:20 Carol S.said :
    "Hello Connie!
    He's a keeper!!
    It is friggin scary - I think most of us have pre-existing conditions, and before ACA, we looked for health care it was more per month than what we earned!!!
    We have a lot of work to do - but also need to take good care of ourselves and not stress out too much. So glad you're in this world, Connie. XOXOXOXOX"
  • Undina
    on February 25, 2017 | 16:56 Undinasaid :
    "I'm glad your husband got the treatment when he needed it. And I hope none of you will really need to check the quality of your insurance for many years ahead - whatever that insurance happens to be."
  • Carol S.
    on February 26, 2017 | 18:03 Carol S.said :
    "Thanks Undina!!
    I truly appreciate your words - I too hope that something works out.
    xox PS I have been wearing Plum a lot recently! TY!"
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